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Investigators search for person accused of leaving anti-Semitic flyers on Aptos porches

APTOS, Calif. (KION) Investigators in Santa Cruz County are looking for a person accused of leaving flyers with anti-Semitic and homophobic messages on front porches in the Aptos area.

"Initially, I was shocked, appalled, disgusted. And then I realized, oh maybe I'm not so shocked. We've actually had an undercurrent here in Santa Cruz, Monterey, the Bay Area, the counties of this kind of abhorrent attitude and it's kind of come out of the woodwork, so to speak," said Kathi, an Aptos resident.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said the person in the picture they released was seen leaving the flyers on several front porches between 8 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday, and they are trying to identify the person.

"In our community we celebrate diversity and inclusiveness, no one should have to wake up to hate literature on their doorstep. The Sheriff’s Office has no tolerance for this in our community. Every person regardless of race, religion, orientation, preferences or otherwise deserves to feel welcomed," the Sheriff's Office wrote in a social media post.

Anyone with information about the case or the identity of the person pictured is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 831-471-1121.

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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Josh Kristianto

Josh Kristianto is a weekend anchor and multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.

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